Do you need to try to work to be able to start or return to work? If so, work training may be right for you. Work training involves supervised participation in the activities at a workplace.


Job training means you will spend some time in a workplace and participate in the operations. You will get the opportunity to work with the help of supervision without any productivity requirements. It can involve participating in a work situation, for example hanging out with co-workers. You will also find out about the requirements and expectations in a workplace. Through work training, you can gain experience and references that can make it easier for you to get a job.

The duration of work training differs depending on which programme you participate in. If you participate in a Job Guarantee for Youth, the work training can last for up to 3 months. For participants in the Establishment Programme and the Job and Development Guarantee, work training can last up to 6 months. For those who have participated for a long time in the Job and Development Guarantee, the duration has been extended to a maximum of 12 months.

For whom

Job training training is intended for participants in the Job and Development Guarantee, the Job Guarantee for Youth or the Establishment Programme.

How it works

  • Please contact us if you are interested in work training. Together we will find out which workplace is best for you.
  • The employer will appoint a supervisor to help you in the workplace.
  • Before you start your reinforced on-the-job training, we conclude an agreement with you, the employer and the supervisor. The agreement concerns, among other things, what support you need, what tasks you should be given, your working hours and how long you should participate in reinforced on-the-job training.

Financial support

If you receive financial support in the form of activity compensation, development allowance, or introduction benefit, you will continue to receive this during the reinforced on-the-job training.


The reinforced on-the-job training is a part of a labour market policy programme, and therefore you are covered by personal injury and group life insurance.

How to take the next step

Contact us

Prepare yourself to explain why the support could increase your job opportunities.


We review your situation together. An employment officer assesses whether the support is a good way to increase your job opportunities.


What support we can offer you depends on what your situation looks like. Who is entitled to any kind of support is ultimately regulated by the government.